Gonzalo Martinez, original founder, visits Sussex Academy

September 5, 2017

On his recent visit from Chile, one of the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences founders, Gonzalo Martinez, visited the school. His last visit was in 2014 when the building and facilities were still under construction.

Martinez became involved in Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences one year prior to its opening. His goal was to encourage attendance from the Hispanic community. He worked with local Hispanic families, and when the school opened in 2000, the student population was 2.6 percent Hispanic.

Sussex Academy students Jaide Morales-Alvarado, Sherllyn Morales-Alvarado and Karen Yoc-Gonzalez joined Martinez on his tour. He was impressed and happy to see the completed construction of the cafetorium, library, middle school wing and the pool. "The original founders of Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences always dreamed of including a high school," said Martinez. “I am so happy to see that dream come true."

Sussex Academy is a public charter, tuition-free school centrally located in Georgetown. Serving grades 6-12, the school practices a project-based learning approach, and all grade 11 and 12 students participate in the International Baccalaureate program. For more information, contact Gina Derrickson, community and communications manager, at 302-856-3636 or